Featured Athlete: Erika Is Finding a Way to Train and Have a Life


In our latest member feature, meet GHP Run member Erika from Rocky Point, NY.

SH//FT: What obstacle/s were you facing when you decided to join the GHP program?

Erika: My stubbornness, which still exists. I’m working on trying to find the right mix of a lot of different things – long distance, speed, strength – and finding a way to fit it all in with the resources/time/mentality that I have. I can’t seem to give up those longish cardio type workouts.

SH//FT: How has GHP helped you overcome that/those obstacle/s?

Erika: It has definitely given me a nice program of interval type workouts – specifically in the running area, which is my comfort zone. I struggle with the strength days because I tend to just do whatever my current CrossFitâ„¢ box has programmed. I struggle with making the full commitment to the weekly schedule for that reason. It’s a combo of being too much of a wimp to ask my box owners to just use their equipment to do my own thing, and the fact that I do enjoy group classes.

SH//FT: What does GHP provide that you value the most?

Erika: I love seeing the weekly plans… And the ability to ask questions and get great responses. Also seeing other people’s questions/results.

SH//FT: What have been your results or the impact on your life from training with GHP?

Erika: It is really helpful to have an overall idea of a plan, even though I’m not entirely sure of my goals. I really appreciate the responses to questions and overall having a coach. I do feel like I have made improvements… but I could be better if I committed more… my fault!!

SH//FT: Why did you choose to join Shift over another program/service?

Erika: I like CrossFitâ„¢… but sometimes I think that my interests/abilities are more in line with endurance type events. I like long, not short and fast. This seemed to be a good balance. Plus, every coach I’ve communicated with has been so supportive and positive.

SH//FT: What would you tell others who may be considering joining Shift?

Erika: Definitely do it!!!! I’ve mentioned you guys to a bunch of people already.